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The Description of Zalakomár's Coat-of-Arms:
Shield erect and azure. Party per fess with a bendlet argent, its base rounded.
Base striped with three lines. Issuing from them in the middle a castle argent.
At fess point a demi-sheaf of wheat or and on top of it an eagle with its wings displayed, or.
The History of the Settlement's Coat-of-Arms:
Present-day Zalakomár was established on July 1, 1969 by the way of uniting the former settlements of Komárváros and Kiskomárom.
When the coat-of-arms of the new settlement was created the history of these two villages was taken into consideration. In the process of creating a new coat-of-arms it is also essential to investigate the settlement's former seal prints or other coated seals.
During archival research two seals were recovered. One of them was the seal of Komárváros from 1854, which depicts a bunch of grapes, contemporary agricultural tools as well as a sheaf of wheat.
The other seal used to belong to the settlement of Kiskomárom, and it featured a Renaissance shield complete with outer ornaments and as main charge a bird was borne in it with its wings displayed. This latter seal was found in extremely poor condition and so the bird could not be identified with complete certainty.
The next step in the creation of a coat-of-arms is to evaluate to what extent the old format can meet up-to-date expectations and to make the decision concerning the selection of some of its characteristic motives or of some of its most typical for the creation of the new coat-of-arms details.
The castles, first the so-called Alba Curia, then the swamp fortresses used to play a very important role in the history of several settlements. This latter type, although it was not of primary importance from a strategic point of view, its geographical and historical role was notable.
When selecting charges for Zalakomár's coat-of-arms, some emblems of the most significant nobiliary families, that is of the Marczali, Sommsich, Rozgonyi, Palatych and Pethő families have also been taken into consideration.
The main charge in the coats-of-arms of the Rozgonyi and Palatych families is a bird, a motif, which also recalls the charge of Kiskomárom's seal from 1879 as well as its outer ornaments. In the coat-of-arms of the Rozgonyi family a swan is borne, its wings are displayed. On the other hand the coat-of-arms of the Palatych family is adorned with an eagle-like bird, its throat is pierced with an arrow. This depiction is the most similar to the one in Kiskomárom's seal print; the bird in this latter one is also borne on top of a hill and as crest the motif of the eagle's wing is repeated.
All these features have been considered when creating Zalakomár's new coat-of-arms. This is why the eagle and the castle in the swamp have been chosen as central charges for it.
The shape of the shield is a traditional one with a round base; it is a form, which goes back to the Middle Ages.
The main tinctures of the coat-of-arms include azure (the colour blue of the sky and of the water) and argent (silver), which refers to the original colouring of Alba Curia. The eagle is golden, which colour (metal) is in accordance with the general rules of heraldry. The eagle is one of the protected species of birds in the region of Zalakomár. This area is a natural habitat for the eagle. The symbolism of the bird is rich and possible meanings include light, enlightenment, sun, faith and bravery. In the ancient times the eagle used to be a totemic bird for several nomadic peoples, including the Pechenegs.
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